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As temperatures rise, so does the risk of a dog overheating when left alone in a car – even 10 minutes could prove fatal.

Of course we all love our canine companions and want them to accompany us on our adventures whenever we go out – after all, who can resist that cute puppy face that’s always ready for a walk!

Luckily, Victoria is full of stores and businesses that love having dogs around, so you won’t have to leave them at home or in your car. Darcie Jennings of CommuniCanine has compiled a comprehensive list of where you can take your fur babies on outings.

Here’s a list of dog-friendly businesses in the Saanich Peninsula:

  1. All Pets Food & Supplies (East Saanich Rd)
  2. Beacon Community Services Thrift Store (West Saanich Rd)
  3. Buckerfields (Keating X Road)
  4. Butchart Gardens
  5. Canada Post Office
  6. CIBC (Saanichton)
  7. City Scribe Print & Stationary
  8. CO-OP Gas Stations – the dogs are welcome inside (all locations)
  9. Everything Old (7120 West Saanich Road)
  10. Flying Fish Winery (#3 – 6782 Veyaness Rd)
  11. Glo Hair & Body (West Saanich Road)
  12. HEAR Central Saanich (7159 West Saanich Road)
  13. Home Hardware (East Saanich Road)
  14. Law Office of Daleen A. Thomas (#4 – 828 Verdier Ave)
  15. Royal Bank (7188 West Saanich Road)
  16. Salvation Army (West Saanich Rd)
  17. Save-on-Gas
  18. Slegg Lumber (Keating X Road)
  19. Windsor Plywood (Keating X Road)
  20. Venture Supplies – metal roofing sales (6820 Veyaness Road)
  21. Animals for Life Thrift Store (they have cats for adoption so dogs must be well behaved)
  22. Arbutus RV (10040 Galaran Road)
  23. Baden-Baden Boutique (2485 Beacon Avenue)
  24. Barbara’s Boutique (2392 Beacon Avenue)
  25. BMO Bank (Beacon Avenue)
  26. Bosley’s (Bevan Avenue)
  27. Bowlin Photo (Beacon Avenue)
  28. Cameron Rose (Beacon Avenue)
  29. Capital Iron (Beacon Avenue, No large dogs)
  30. Cloverdale Paint (5th Street in Sidney)
  31. CO-OP Gas Stations – the dogs are welcome inside (all locations)
  32. Cottons and Blues (Beacon Avenue)
  33. Elite Marine (B04 – 2075 Tryon Road) – please note there is a resident dog here
  34. Flush (Beacon Avenue
  35. Four Paws Pet Grocery & Boutique (in the Thrifty’s/Pharmasave plaza)
  36. Great Canadian Dollar Store (2488 Beacon Avenue – in the old Tru Valu Hardware Store building)
  37. Harbord Insurance
  38. Home Hardware (Beacon Avenue)
  39. Island Blueprint (Beacon Avenue)
  40. Itzyu Clothing (Fifth Street, Sidney)
  41. Lordco Auto Parts (Bevan Avenue)
  42. Madrona Massage Therapy & Chiropractic – your dog is allowed in the treatment room with you (#2 – 2490 Bevan Ave)
  43. Marmalade Tart (2506 Beacon Avenue)
  44. Marks Work Wearhouse (Fifth Street)
  45. Mermaid’s Lair Market (10251 West Saanich Road)
  46. Miss Bliss (2389 Beacon Ave)
  47. Monk Office Supply (9839 Fifth Street)
  48. Muffett & Louisa (Beacon Avenue)
  49. Peden RV (10049 Galaran Road)
  50. Pharmasave (Beacon Avenue)
  51. Philosophy of Old (Henry Ave on the Industrial Side)
  52. Pitt & Hobbs (Beacon Avenue)
  53. Reigning Cats & Dogs (Fifth Street)
  54. Richlock Rentals (10115 McDonald Park Road)
  55. Royal Bank (Beacon Avenue)
  56. Salon J (Beacon Avenue, dog friendly dogs only)
  57. Save-on-Gas
  58. ScotiaBank (Beacon Ave)
  59. Sidney Beauty Salon (plaza behind Woodshed)
  60. Sidney Feed Barn (McDonald Park Road)
  61. Sidney Pet Centre (Fifth Street)
  62. Sidney Pier Hotel (End of Beacon Ave on Seaport Place)
  63. Simply Cremations & Funeral Services (#2 – 2075 Henry Ave)
  64. Slegg Lumber (McDonald Park Road)
  65. Sparling Real Estate & Insurance (Beacon Avenue)
  66. Suzanne’s & Jenny’s (Beacon Plaza)
  67. Tanner’s Books (Beacon Avenue)
  68. The Source (Beacon Avenue)
  69. Triangle RV (McDonald Park Road)
  70. United Floors
  71. Walk in Comfort (Beacon Avenue)
  72. Waterlily Shoes (Beacon Avenue at First Street)
  73. Wine by You (9769 Fifth Street)

Know or own a business that also welcomes pets? Let us know in the comments below!

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